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Overnight Crash Into Pole Knocks Out Power In Petaluma

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Utility workers repair a power line. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Utility workers repair a power line. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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PETALUMA (CBS SF) — An overnight traffic accident in Petaluma has left 138 customers  without power Saturday morning.

Petaluma police report that a 24-year-old driver traveling  westbound on Mountain View Avenue struck a power pole and fire hydrant at Mountain View Avenue and Fairview Terrace just after 1 a.m.

Power lines were damaged and crews Saturday were working to  replace the pole and multiple spans of wire that have come down, according to PG&E spokeswoman Jana Morris.

Mountain View Avenue between Olive Street and Grant Avenue remains closed while crews complete their work, according to police.

Power should be restored to customers by 6 p.m., Morris said.

Police said the driver suffered minor injuries. The Petaluma resident was interviewed and released at the scene. The cause of the crash is under investigation, according to police.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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